welcome to our community

Let's work together to make higher education more open

We work with every new member to develop and sustain effective open education programs.  Join us for an unprecedented collaboration.

BROAD GEOGRAPHIC REACH

Your local and regional context matters, but support can sometimes come from unexpected places. Our growing community includes members from across the United States and Australia.

ALL KINDS OF INSTITUTIONS

Different types of organizations have different needs, and it’s helpful to learn from those facing similar challenges. Learn from people who work at higher ed institutions of various sizes and types including public and private universities and colleges, R1s, community colleges and consortia.

SUPPORT FOR EVERY STAGE

Connect with members who are at emerging, established and in-between stages in their open education programs.

Membership types

Institutional & Allied

Institutional year one membership benefits include:

  • A campus visit customized for your institutional needs
  • Costs (fees, travel, accommodations) for one institutional leader to participate in our Summer Institute and Summit
  • All institutional community benefits listed below

Allied institutions, which are members of a consortium or system that is already part of the Open Textbook Network, are eligible for all institutional community benefits listed below.

Institutional Community Benefits

  • Access to our community of practice
  • Ongoing support for local on-campus faculty workshops (workshop slides, post-workshop communications, textbook review and adoption data collection)
  • Access to the Community Hub
  • Access to the Data Dashboard (one seat per institution) to show evidence of impact
  • Eligible to participate in Summer Institute and Summit (at an additional cost)
  • Access to publications, communications templates, workshop slides, best practices (all licensed CC BY so they can be customized for local use) after on-campus visit (institutional) or train-the-trainer workshop (allied)
  • Access to The Publishing Cooperative for trained staff
  • Access to PressbooksEDU Sandbox
  • Eligible for PressbooksEDU 30% discount
  • Leadership development opportunities including serving on the steering committee and on working groups
  • Inform our community’s direction
  • Display OTN badge on your institution website

Institution year one community and program fee: $5,000*

Institution annual community fee (after year one): $1,500 

Allied institution annual community fee: $500

*We recommend institutions also provide $200 per faculty who attend the on-campus workshop and write a brief open textbook review.

Consortial & Systems

Consortial and system year one membership benefits include:

  • A train-the-trainer workshop customized for your consortial scenario
  • Costs (fees, travel, accommodations) for select consortial leaders to participate in our Summer Institute and Summit
  • All consortial community benefits listed below

Consortial Community Benefits

  • Select access to our community of practice
  • Ongoing support for local on-campus faculty workshops (workshop slides, post-workshop communications, textbook review and adoption data collection)
  • Access to the Community Hub
  • Access to the Data Dashboard (one seat per consortium/system) to show evidence of impact
  • Eligible to participate in Summer Institute and Summit (at an additional cost)
  • Access to publications, communications templates, workshop slides, best practices (all licensed CC BY so they can be customized for local use) upon completion of train-the-trainer workshop
  • Access to PressbooksEDU Sandbox for selected consortial members
  • Leadership development opportunities including serving on the steering committee and on working groups
  • Inform our community’s direction
  • Display OTN badge on your institution website

Year one community and program fee: $10,000 + depending on the program

Annual community fee (after year one): $3,500 

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Join our community to develop your leadership potential, contribute your expertise, and share strategies for building open education programs.